[ sheep-hed ]
/ ˈʃipˌhɛd /
noun, plural (especially collectively) sheep·head, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) sheep·heads.
a large California food fish, Semicossyphus pulcher, of the wrasse family.
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Origin of sheephead
First recorded in 1535–45; so called from the resemblance of its teeth to those of a sheep
Words nearby sheephead
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Example sentences from the Web for sheephead
They have hard shells that whiting and croakers can't crack, while the sheephead, having good teeth, crush them easily.The Wreck of The Red Bird|George Cary Eggleston